How Do You Know It's Love?
Gives students a basis for thinking clearly about real love and shows that mere conviction of love is not enough to insure lasting happiness.
Ken Smith notes: Young "Nora" (star of Writing Better Social Letters and future star of How To Say No) thinks she's in love with equally young Jack. Mom gives Nora some general advice (borrowed almost word for word from Are You Ready For Marriage?), and Nora and Jack have dinner with Bob (Jack's older brother) and Jean (Jack's fiance). Nora spends her time thinking about her mother's advice and comparing her relationship to Jack and Jean's. Common sense triumphs, Nora realizes she isn't really in love, and everybody is happy in the end. One of the few Coronet productions to use background music (the "wistful" theme) within the film as a narrative bridge -- to good effect. This one grows on you.
LOVE ROMANCE DATES DATING TEENAGERS PARENTS FAMILY LIFE HOUSES HOMES ENGAGEMENT BEDROOMS DORMITORIES PENNANTS SCRAPBOOKS CHINESE RESTAURANTS CHINATOWNS ADOLESCENTS FOOD COURTSHIP INTERIORS
Subject: This Is A Winner!
Mom oughta start giving Nora some lessons in the application of makeup sos she can start hiding that big fat honker of hers (Mom obviously is an expert in that - even with that beak of hers she still managed to get married).
And if Jack is so darn in love with Nora, then whose the chick with the long brown hair below her shoulders in that picture frame on his nightstand? Sure don't look like Nora.
Nice film, though. All characters were portrayed in such a way as to optimally drive home the difference between love and plain old horniness.
Subject: Charming but antiquated
Subject: Dinner at the Chiam
This film is a rarity among cinematic ephemera: a film that still tells its message effectively after half a century. It's not a spectacularly profound piece of work, but I think its success lies in its simplicity. It's a neat little film that's too honest to dislike and too bland to mock.
Subject: Is Love on the Menu?
Subject: here's a hint: Agree to have watercress salad.